fastest way to test file for string?
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Sat Jun 6 04:19:45 CEST 2009
On Fri, 05 Jun 2009 17:37:25 +0200, Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
> "kj" <no.email at please.post> wrote:
>> Hi. I need to implement, within a Python script, the same
>> functionality as that of Unix's
>> grep -rl some_string some_directory
>> I.e. find all the files under some_directory that contain the string
>> I imagine that I can always resort to the shell for this, but is there
>> an efficient way of doing it within Python?
>> (BTW, portability is not high on my list here; this will run on a Unix
>> system, and non-portable Unix-specific solutions are fine with me.)
> Use grep. You will not beat it's performance.
What makes you think that performance of the find itself is the only, or
even the main, consideration?
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